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July 17, 2014

Last October, mother Dusty Morgan desperately needed the aid of emergency medical service workers for her toddler, Gus, when he was found unconscious and not breathing after falling into a horse trough.  Fortunately, those workers went above and beyond and the story had a happy ending.
“Simply said, they saved more than a life, they saved our whole family,” said Dusty Morgan, a Coalville native and Morgan resident.  “They did everything they needed to give him the best, and were a great example of trust and team work.”
It was such a great example that the incident received state-wide attention from the Utah Department of Health as well as the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness.  At the July 9, Utah EMS Awards Ceremony, the Morgan County emergency was honored as the state’s outstanding performance for a rural emergency medical incident.

Last October, mother Dusty Morgan desperately needed the aid of emergency medical service workers for her toddler, Gus, when he was found unconscious and not breathing after falling into a horse trough.  Fortunately, those workers went above and beyond and the story had a happy ending.

July 10, 2014

Despite the cold and windy weather, over 60 volunteers picked up trash along a 12-mile stretch of the Weber River from Henefer to Morgan on Saturday, June 14. 

 
By Dawna Zukirmi
 

June 15, 2014

 
Jean Holbrook Bohman, 95, passed peacefully into eternity at her home on Saturday June 7, 2014.  She was born October 8, 1918, to Joseph Franklin and Nancy Catherine Burt Holbrook in Ely, Nevada. She married her sweetheart Wilson Dale Bohman on May 2, 1941, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He passed away on July 1, 2007. 

Jean Holbrook Bohman, 95, passed peacefully into eternity at her home on Saturday June 7, 2014.  She was born October 8, 1918, to Joseph Franklin and Nancy Catherine Burt Holbrook in Ely, Nevada. She married her sweetheart Wilson Dale Bohman on May 2, 1941, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He passed away on July 1, 2007. 

June 15, 2014

Verna Mae Lee, 85, of Green River, Wyoming, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her home.  A long-time resident of Green River, Wyoming, and former resident of Roy, Utah, Mrs. Lee died following a brief illness.

Verna Mae Lee, 85, of Green River, Wyoming, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her home.  A long-time resident of Green River, Wyoming, and former resident of Roy, Utah, Mrs. Lee died following a brief illness.
She was born on December 8, 1928, in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of the late Grant T. Bishop and Elizabeth Brown Bishop.

June 12, 2014

Leland Craig Wright, 62, was born in Ogden, Utah, on October, 10, 1951, and passed away May 24, 2014 in Everett, Washington, after a nine-month battle with cancer. He is the son of Leland John Wright and JoElla Hammons Wright.

 
Leland Craig Wright, 62, was born in Ogden, Utah, on October, 10, 1951, and passed away May 24, 2014 in Everett, Washington, after a nine-month battle with cancer. He is the son of Leland John Wright and JoElla Hammons Wright.

June 1, 2014

Jeffery Manning of Morgan was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions during Creighton University’s commencement ceremony on May 17, 2014, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., presided. Lannon, a 1973 graduate of the university, is the first alum to serve as president of Creighton. About 1,600 degrees were conferred during Creighton University’s spring commencement.

Jeffery Manning of Morgan was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions during Creighton University’s commencement ceremony on May 17, 2014, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., presided. Lannon, a 1973 graduate of the university, is the first alum to serve as president of Creighton.

May 31, 2014

On Saturday, May 17, over 7,000 runners were laced up and ready to run at the Ogden Marathon.  2,500 runners lined up 26.2 miles away from Ogden’s Historic 25th Street, eight miles east of Huntsville on Highway 39.    

On Saturday, May 17, over 7,000 runners were laced up and ready to run at the Ogden Marathon.  2,500 runners lined up 26.2 miles away from Ogden’s Historic 25th Street, eight miles east of Huntsville on Highway 39.    

May 16, 2014

If you have ever been watching General Conference or any other performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and thought you saw a familiar face, you might be right.  Jason Nelson of Morgan has been blessing the world with his vocal talents since 2011, when he began his service in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  

If you have ever been watching General Conference or any other performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and thought you saw a familiar face, you might be right.  Jason Nelson of Morgan has been blessing the world with his vocal talents since 2011, when he began his service in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  

May 11, 2014

Ruth Hill taught English and Literature in the Morgan School District from 1953 to 1965.  She started influencing the future of Morgan students in the seventh grade and continued her desire to improve grammar and love for literature until graduation.  Her passion for literature was contagious.  She had zero tolerance for wasting time and challenged students to develop a love for literary masters.  

Ruth Hill taught English and Literature in the Morgan School District from 1953 to 1965.  She started influencing the future of Morgan students in the seventh grade and continued her desire to improve grammar and love for literature until graduation.  Her passion for literature was contagious.  She had zero tolerance for wasting time and challenged stu

May 2, 2014

When Caleb Bennett sets goals, he doesn’t let anything get in his way from accomplishing them and recently he checked one more dream off the list.  

 
When Caleb Bennett sets goals, he doesn’t let anything get in his way from accomplishing them and recently he checked one more dream off the list.  

May 2, 2014

All year, the Sterling Scholars have been preparing for the culminating event which took place this Tuesday at Morgan High School.  Sterling Scholars compete against students from other schools in their respective categories. They are judged on their scholarship, leadership and citizenship. 

All year, the Sterling Scholars have been preparing for the culminating event which took place this Tuesday at Morgan High School.  Sterling Scholars compete against students from other schools in their respective categories. They are judged on their scholarship, leadership and citizenship. 

May 2, 2014

Morgan Middle School took 10 seventh graders and 10 eighth graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back.  One student has shown great courage this eighth grade year and he received a high honor.

Morgan Middle School took 10 seventh graders and 10 eighth graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back.  One student has shown great courage this eighth grade year and he received a high honor.

May 2, 2014

Vendor booths available

 
Vendor booths available
 

May 2, 2014

On April 12, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers made a trek to the Salt Lake City Cemetery.  The tour was hosted by President Calvin and Lynette Stephens.  The life accounts of these great men and women buried in the cemetery are a tribute to our ancestry and a credit to the inhabitants of these mountain valleys. 

On April 12, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers made a trek to the Salt Lake City Cemetery.  The tour was hosted by President Calvin and Lynette Stephens.  The life accounts of these great men and women buried in the cemetery are a tribute to our ancestry and a credit to the inhabitants of these mountain valleys. 

May 2, 2014

For the March 2014 meeting, the Beta Literary Club invited local young adult author Jennifer A. Nielsen to talk about her writing and the different books she has published. Nielsen’s “The Ascendance Trilogy” final book “The Shadow Throne” had been released the week before. Nielsen’s agent had called her before the meeting to let her know that “The Ascendance Trilogy” was number seven on the top 10 of the New York Times Best Series list. Also the new book has reached 114 on the 150 USA Best Seller List.  Nielsen was having a great day.

By: Karen Eddington, Beta Literary Club Vice President 
 

May 1, 2014

After loading up against top 3A, 4A and 5A teams in pre-season, the Trojans varsity baseball team started region play with a 2-1 record, including a dramatic 6-5 win against last year’s region champs and baseball powerhouse Park City, on April 14.  

After loading up against top 3A, 4A and 5A teams in pre-season, the Trojans varsity baseball team started region play with a 2-1 record, including a dramatic 6-5 win against last year’s region champs and baseball powerhouse Park City, on April 14.  

March 30, 2014

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers honored the annual winners of the Pioneer Essay Contest at their March 24 monthly meeting. First place went to Peter Christensen, son of Clint and Teri Christensen; second place went to Heather McMillan, daughter of Scott and Cyndi McMillan; third place went to Dillon Petty, son of William and Kelli Petty.  Each of the participants received a cash prize.

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers honored the annual winners of the Pioneer Essay Contest at their March 24 monthly meeting.

March 30, 2014

Our loving sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, Bonnie Jean Calderwood, age 84, returned to our Heavenly Father on March 21, 2014.  She passed away peacefully with her dear cousin and special friend, June C. Wilde, by her side in the Family Tree Assisted Living Center, Morgan, Utah. 

Our loving sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, Bonnie Jean Calderwood, age 84, returned to our Heavenly Father on March 21, 2014.  She passed away peacefully with her dear cousin and special friend, June C. Wilde, by her side in the Family Tree Assisted Living Center, Morgan, Utah. 

March 23, 2014

The Morgan High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter is partnering with hit country artist Collin Raye and multiple businesses from the community to provide the necessary help to a local boy and his family. 

The Morgan High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter is partnering with hit country artist Collin Raye and multiple businesses from the community to provide the necessary help to a local boy and his family. 

March 23, 2014

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

March 23, 2014

“Many friends” discussed “many lands” at the Morgan County Library’s family fun night Feb. 24.

“Many friends” discussed “many lands” at the Morgan County Library’s family fun night Feb. 24.
Morgan County Librarian, Valerie Hancock said there were approximately 75 people in attendance.

March 23, 2014

On March 5 to 7 Morgan High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in the Utah State Leadership Conference against prominent young future business leaders.  Morgan students did very well and 17 students placed in the top 10 in the state in their respective events.  

On March 5 to 7 Morgan High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in the Utah State Leadership Conference against prominent young future business leaders.  Morgan students did very well and 17 students placed in the top 10 in the state in their respective events.  

March 23, 2014

Morgan High School had five representatives to compete at this esteemed competition.  All five of them had to earn their way to the competition by placing in the top six at the state tournament the previous week.  All five of them proved they deserved to be there by placing in the top six and taking their spot on the podium.  

Morgan High School had five representatives to compete at this esteemed competition.  All five of them had to earn their way to the competition by placing in the top six at the state tournament the previous week.  All five of them proved they deserved to be there by placing in the top six and taking their spot on the podium.  

March 23, 2014

On Feb. 17, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, held its monthly meeting.  Clyde J. Williams, formerly a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and current assistant managing director of the LDS Church Correlation Evaluation Department, was the invited guest speaker.

On Feb. 17, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, held its monthly meeting.  Clyde J. Williams, formerly a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and current assistant managing director of the LDS Church Correlation Evaluation Department, was the invited guest speaker.

March 23, 2014

For the first time in Trojan history both the girls and the boys earned the rare opportunity to compete for the basketball championship trophy in the state tournament. In a special treat for fans, this opportunity would play out in back-to-back games. 

For the first time in Trojan history both the girls and the boys earned the rare opportunity to compete for the basketball championship trophy in the state tournament. In a special treat for fans, this opportunity would play out in back-to-back games. 

February 15, 2014

Morgan residents have officially filed an answer and counterclaim with 2nd District Court, defending their actions called into question by a lawsuit filed Dec. 31.

Morgan residents have officially filed an answer and counterclaim with 2nd District Court, defending their actions called into question by a lawsuit filed Dec. 31.

February 15, 2014

The Morgan Junior High Wrestling Team has wrestled their way through a successful season and recently completed their season by competing in two prestigious tournaments.  

The Morgan Junior High Wrestling Team has wrestled their way through a successful season and recently completed their season by competing in two prestigious tournaments.  

February 1, 2014

Charlie Ewert is going out with a bang.

Charlie Ewert is going out with a bang.
The Morgan County planning and development department director’s last day on the job was Jan. 30, and he is leaving behind him Morgan’s best year in history for building permit and planning revenue.

January 12, 2014

There is an air of change in today’s political scene.  Local businessman John Barber hopes that he can affect which way that wind blows by giving up some of his retirement hours to serve his fellow residents in Morgan with a run for Utah Senate Seat 18.

There is an air of change in today’s political scene.  Local businessman John Barber hopes that he can affect which way that wind blows by giving up some of his retirement hours to serve his fellow residents in Morgan with a run for Utah Senate Seat 18.

January 12, 2014

Darlene Mortenson passed away on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 96 years of age.

Darlene Mortenson passed away on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 96 years of age.
She was born on September 23, 1917, in Stoddard.  Darlene was a lifelong resident of Morgan County.

January 12, 2014

Mack Weaver, of Morgan, has been named a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Youth Coach of the Year for 2013. Weaver—who trains, shows and raises reining horses under the name Weaver Performance Horses—received an unprecedented number of votes for the award, which was announced earlier this year. 

By: Cheyney Wheelwright

January 1, 2014
There is an air of change in today’s political scene. Local businessman John Barber
hopes that he can affect which way that wind blows by giving up some of his
retirement hours to serve his fellow residents in Morgan with a run for the Utah
Senate Seat 18.
There is an air of change in today’s political scene. Local businessman John Barber hopes that he can affect which way that wind blows by giving up some of his retirement hours to serve his fellow residents in Morgan with a run for the Utah Senate Seat 18.
December 28, 2013

Caleb Bennett spent the better part of Monday along Interstate 15, making that magical seven-hour drive from his home in Morgan to Las Vegas.

By Ted Harbin
Caleb Bennett spent the better part of Monday along Interstate 15, making that magical seven-hour drive from his home in Morgan to Las Vegas.

December 28, 2013

Susanne Skeen has been involved with 4-H nearly her entire life.  She was recently recognized for 35 years of volunteering her head, heart, hand, and health.  

Susanne Skeen has been involved with 4-H nearly her entire life.  She was recently recognized for 35 years of volunteering her head, heart, hand, and health.  

December 28, 2013

The Genealogy and Local History Celebration was a hit with attendees.  Those in attendance had a great time and can’t wait to see more opportunities to serve the genealogical needs of our community.

By Holly T. Hansen
The Genealogy and Local History Celebration was a hit with attendees.  Those in attendance had a great time and can’t wait to see more opportunities to serve the genealogical needs of our community.

December 28, 2013

News reporter and author Elmer Davis once said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” On Monday, Nov. 11, Morgan Middle school students celebrated Veteran’s Day by honoring the many brave Morgan residents who have fought valiantly for our rights and freedoms.  

News reporter and author Elmer Davis once said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” On Monday, Nov. 11, Morgan Middle school students celebrated Veteran’s Day by honoring the many brave Morgan residents who have fought valiantly for our rights and freedoms.  

December 28, 2013

Linda Taylor was born in Rapid City, South Dakota.  The daughter of a father who taught high school English and a mother who was primarily a homemaker, Taylor lived in several different places as a child.  Many years of her youth were spent in the Chicagoland area where she remembers always being the smallest and youngest of her class.  

Linda Taylor was born in Rapid City, South Dakota.  The daughter of a father who taught high school English and a mother who was primarily a homemaker, Taylor lived in several different places as a child.  Many years of her youth were spent in the Chicagoland area where she remembers always being the smallest and youngest of her class.  

November 28, 2013

Many of those involved in family history in Morgan may not know that we have a celebrity/expert in our midst.  

Many of those involved in family history in Morgan may not know that we have a celebrity/expert in our midst.  

November 28, 2013

On Sunday, Nov. 3, cousins Matt Peterson and Cameron Jones, both Morgan natives, took fourth place in the #9 Shoot-Out at the CINCH United States Team Roping Championships National Finals of Team Roping in Oklahoma City, Okla.

On Sunday, Nov. 3, cousins Matt Peterson and Cameron Jones, both Morgan natives, took fourth place in the #9 Shoot-Out at the CINCH United States Team Roping Championships National Finals of Team Roping in Oklahoma City, Okla.

November 28, 2013

Last Saturday, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their fouth race of the season at Soldier Hollow in Heber valley.  At a time of the year when colder weather, rain and even snow is expected the student racers were blessed with dry conditions and temperatures perfect for racing.

Last Saturday, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their fouth race of the season at Soldier Hollow in Heber valley.  At a time of the year when colder weather, rain and even snow is expected the student racers were blessed with dry conditions and temperatures perfect for racing.

November 28, 2013

Last Saturday, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their 4th race of the season at Soldier Hollow in Heber valley.  At a time of the year when colder weather, rain and even snow is expected the student racers were blessed with dry conditions and temperatures perfect for racing.

 

November 28, 2013

Last Saturday, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their 4th race of the season at Soldier Hollow in Heber valley.  At a time of the year when colder weather, rain and even snow is expected the student racers were blessed with dry conditions and temperatures perfect for racing.

Last Saturday, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their 4th race of the season at Soldier Hollow in Heber valley.  At a time of the year when colder weather, rain and even snow is expected the student racers wer

November 9, 2013

Anyone who owns a home, walks across a bridge or enjoys the protection of our laws here in Morgan County should take a walk in Riverside Park.  There in the warming October sun they should use their fingers to trace over the names of Samuel and Esther Francis that were recently inscribed on a monument dedicated to our forbears by the Sons of the Utah Pioneers.  This couple has been one of the center stones of the foundation upon which we all have laid our lives. 

Anyone who owns a home, walks across a bridge or enjoys the protection of our laws here in Morgan County should take a walk in Riverside Park.  There in the warming October sun they should use their fingers to trace over the names of Samuel and Esther Francis that were recently inscribed on a monument dedicated to our forbears by the Sons of the Utah Pioneers.&n

October 19, 2013

MyHeritage announced this week that they have reached a landmark agreement with FamilySearch. In the announcement they said, “MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, and FamilySearch.organnounced today the signing and commencement of a strategic partnership that forges a new path for the family history industry. Under this multi-year partnership, MyHeritage will provide FamilySearch with access to its powerful technologies and FamilySearch will share billions of global historical records and family tree profiles spanning hundreds of years with MyHeritage. This will help millions of MyHeritage and FamilySearch users discover even more about their family history.

MyHeritage announced this week that they have reached a landmark agreement with FamilySearch. In the announcement they said, “MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, and FamilySearch.organnounced today the signing and commencement of a strategic partnership that forges a new path for the family history industry.

October 19, 2013

While young people around the nation are receiving a bad reputation for being selfish and unmotivated, Morgan youth have proved they are just the opposite.  

While young people around the nation are receiving a bad reputation for being selfish and unmotivated, Morgan youth have proved they are just the opposite.  

October 19, 2013

Park City hosted the Region 10 Cross Country meet on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in cold and windy conditions. Each team had been preparing all season for this all-important race, which serves as the qualifier for the state meet next Wednesday. The Trojans steadily progressed throughout the course of the season and even edged out teams that had bested them in earlier meets.

Park City hosted the Region 10 Cross Country meet on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in cold and windy conditions. Each team had been preparing all season for this all-important race, which serves as the qualifier for the state meet next Wednesday.

October 14, 2013

Lizzy Stauder is a senior on the MHS Girls Soccer team. She has played soccer for MHS for four years. Her position is center midfielder.

October 14, 2013

If you happen to be a lover of Morgan High School, parades, volleyball and the color pink, then Oct. 3 is your lucky day. The Morgan Lady Trojan volley ball team will play their fourth annual “Pink Night” match, with proceeds going towards cancer research. 

If you happen to be a lover of Morgan High School, parades, volleyball and the color pink, then Oct. 3 is your lucky day. The Morgan Lady Trojan volley ball team will play their fourth annual “Pink Night” match, with proceeds going towards cancer research. 

October 14, 2013

Chris Carrigan was born in Provo, Utah, while her father was attending Brigham Young University.  She has four sisters and one brother.  She spent most of her early years in St. Louis, Missouri.  She went to kindergarten in a two-level old rickety school that reminded her of Ogden High School.  She wore a red dot every day on her collar because when she was in first grade, she was hit by a car when walking home from school.  

Chris Carrigan was born in Provo, Utah, while her father was attending Brigham Young University.  She has four sisters and one brother.  She spent most of her early years in St.

October 14, 2013

There are people who come into this world destined to make a difference to those around them, and when they leave this world there is a clear void.  Steph Nance was one of those people.  

There are people who come into this world destined to make a difference to those around them, and when they leave this world there is a clear void.  Steph Nance was one of those people.  

October 14, 2013

Utah State University Extension recently launched two new gardening websites: the USU Yard and Garden website at garden.usu.edu and the USU Dixie Gardener website at dixiegardener.org.

Utah State University Extension recently launched two new gardening websites: the USU Yard and Garden website at garden.usu.edu and the USU Dixie Gardener website at dixiegardener.org.

August 21, 2013

What sets you free?  If it includes riding a bike on the road or in the mountains, taking part in a Wildflower Event is something you need to put on your to do list.  

By Erica Beckstrom
What sets you free?  If it includes riding a bike on the road or in the mountains, taking part in a Wildflower Event is something you need to put on your to do list.  

July 8, 2013

More than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $54,000 in cash awards. 

More than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $54,000 in cash awards. 

June 17, 2013

The Morgan County Library has started signups for families and individuals to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  The library encourages everyone to participate from babes in arms to 100-year-olds and even beyond, the library staff laughed as they realized there really are library patrons older than this.  

The Morgan County Library has started signups for families and individuals to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  The library encourages everyone to participate from babes in arms to 100-year-olds and even beyond, the library staff laughed as they realized there really are library patrons older than this.  

June 17, 2013

The Marie McQuiddy Daley Softball Tournament is held in honor of our courageous mother, daughter, relative and friend.  Please come cheer on teams and enjoy the day with us.  The tournament will take place this Saturday, June 15 at the Wilkinson Rec Plex.  For more information contact Audrey Peterson or Tara Hammer.

By Audrey Peterson

June 7, 2013

Sauce on your face is no disgrace at The Rib Shack, a restaurant with successful runs in both South Ogden and Syracuse that is set to open this summer in Morgan.  The establishment specializes in ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket with all the fixings.

Sauce on your face is no disgrace at The Rib Shack, a restaurant with successful runs in both South Ogden and Syracuse that is set to open this summer in Morgan.  The establishment specializes in ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket with all the fixings.

June 7, 2013

John Rock began teaching in 1980 when Ronald Reagan went into office and the moon dance was popular.  Over the next 33 years, taught at least one class to nearly every MHS graduate. 

John Rock began teaching in 1980 when Ronald Reagan went into office and the moon dance was popular.  Over the next 33 years, taught at least one class to nearly every MHS graduate. 

June 7, 2013

The Morgan School Board recognized three distinguished residents during the annual Morgan High School graduation ceremonies held at the Dee Events Center on May 24.  

The Morgan School Board recognized three distinguished residents during the annual Morgan High School graduation ceremonies held at the Dee Events Center on May 24.  

June 7, 2013

After 32 years of service Morgan’s favorite delivery guy, Brent Rose, has retired.  Rose made his last delivery on May 31, 2013.  

After 32 years of service Morgan’s favorite delivery guy, Brent Rose, has retired.  Rose made his last delivery on May 31, 2013.  

June 6, 2013

“Community Matters” was the theme for Morgan County Library’s family fun night, held April 29.

“Community Matters” was the theme for Morgan County Library’s family fun night, held April 29.
The activity following the theme was service to others in the community. The services rendered by those in attendance were given with a smile. 

June 6, 2013

The eighty-sixth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

The eighty-sixth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

June 6, 2013

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 5, 2013

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 4, 2013

“Community Matters” was the theme for Morgan County Library’s family fun night, held April 29.
The activity following the theme was service to others in the community. The services rendered by those in attendance were given with a smile. 

“Community Matters” was the theme for Morgan County Library’s family fun night, held April 29.
The activity following the theme was service to others in the community. The services rendered by those in attendance were given with a smile. 

June 4, 2013

After 36 years Mrs. London is finally getting out of 2nd grade! Please join us in honoring Lyn London at a retirement open house as we celebrate her years of love and dedication as an elementary teacher. Wednesday May 22, 2013 2:30-7 p.m. Coalville Fire Station 86 E. Center St. Coalville. Please no gifts.

After 36 years Mrs. London is finally getting out of 2nd grade! Please join us in honoring Lyn London at a retirement open house as we celebrate her years of love and dedication as an elementary teacher. Wednesday May 22, 2013 2:30-7 p.m. Coalville Fire Station 86 E. Center St. Coalville. Please no gifts.

June 4, 2013

The eighty-sixth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

The eighty-sixth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

June 3, 2013

Robin and Jennie Porter of Mountain Green moved to Morgan County about 10 years ago; however, Robin has ancestral roots in the Morgan area.  He is related to the Porters of Porterville through Nancy and Sanford Porter.  

Robin and Jennie Porter of Mountain Green moved to Morgan County about 10 years ago; however, Robin has ancestral roots in the Morgan area.  He is related to the Porters of Porterville through Nancy and Sanford Porter.  

June 3, 2013

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. 

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. 
Morgan County youth, ages 6 through 18, are invited to earn a $10 bounty for each 40-pound bag of the noxious weed dyer’s woad that has been dug, collected and returned. 

June 3, 2013

Morgan Middle School took 10 seventh graders and 10 eighth graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back.  Four of our students deserve a special congratulations for scoring in the top 30 percent.  They are Parker Bailey, Weston Blocker and Colin Smith with Peter Christensen scoring in the top 25 percent. Our students did great considering we were competing with all schools participating this year no matter their size.  

By Nan Merrell

May 11, 2013

Kenneth W. Nelson and Neeta K. Nelson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  The couple was married on May 4, 1963, in the Rock Church in Morgan and they were later sealed in the Ogden Temple.  

Kenneth W. Nelson and Neeta K. Nelson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  The couple was married on May 4, 1963, in the Rock Church in Morgan and they were later sealed in the Ogden Temple.  

May 11, 2013

Three Morgan County Boy Scouts and four adult leaders were recognized for their exemplary service and leadership in Scouting and in our community.  

Three Morgan County Boy Scouts and four adult leaders were recognized for their exemplary service and leadership in Scouting and in our community.  

May 11, 2013

Parker Lucas, Dakota Van Orden and Andrew Allen received their Eagle Scout award and were honored April 20, 2013.

Parker Lucas, Dakota Van Orden and Andrew Allen received their Eagle Scout award and were honored April 20, 2013.

April 29, 2013

Building permits are on the upswing according to a quarterly review of the county planning and building department.

Building permits are on the upswing according to a quarterly review of the county planning and building department.
“We are looking at a record-breaking year in building permits this year,” said Charlie Ewert, county planning and building department services department director.

April 20, 2013

Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Morgan High School is designed to prepare students for a successful career and a smooth transition into postsecondary education. Postsecondary education may be technical school, a two-year college or a four-year college. Whichever route a student chooses, CTE is there to help them prepare and plan for their future.  Students are encouraged to explore a variety of career areas throughout high school in an effort to build the academic knowledge, technical skills and employment skills that are vital to entering the current and future workforce. 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Morgan High School is designed to prepare students for a successful career and a smooth transition into postsecondary education. Postsecondary education may be technical school, a two-year college or a four-year college.

April 2, 2013

MORGAN - Sometimes even giants have to sleep.  In fitting fashion, Parley Otis Rose selected March 31, 2013, Easter Sunday, to begin his eternal rest from mortality. 
Funeral services will be held at the Porterville church on Friday, April 5th, at 1:00 p.m.  A viewing will be held also at the Porterville church on Thursday, April 4th, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 11:30 to 12:30.

MORGAN - Sometimes even giants have to sleep.  In fitting fashion, Parley Otis Rose selected March 31, 2013, Easter Sunday, to begin his eternal rest from mortality.  Surrounded by his family, Otis slipped peacefully from this life to the next and into the tender arms of his sweetheart who has been waiting anxiously for 14 years for his return.

March 25, 2013

As Morgan County residents watch as the last patches of snow melt away, they often wish for better weather and the luxuries of summer.  Beautiful lawns, trees that are healthy enough to let children climb in while bearing delicious fruits, and vegetables overflowing onto our neighbors’ properties are often things people dream about but think they must wait until warm weather to prepare.  Now is the time to begin planning and preparing for your summer gardening and fall feast.

As Morgan County residents watch as the last patches of snow melt away, they often wish for better weather and the luxuries of summer.  Beautiful lawns, trees that are healthy enough to let children climb in while bearing delicious fruits, and vegetables overflowing onto our neighbors’ properties are often things people dream about but think they must wait

March 15, 2013

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back. The Morgan School District will again be honoring past educators and employees of the district and their families at MHS commencement exercises and are looking for nominations.  Since 2008, 12 outstanding individuals have been honored for their service to the community in years past. Their names have been added to the stunning Trojan monument located just outside the MHS office. Their contributions and legacy should not be forgotten or go unappreciated. We are excited to recognize excellence from the past in the Morgan School District and look forward to the names of this year’s recipients to be included on the beautiful Trojan monument.

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back.

March 15, 2013

Lee Preston Morgan, 80 years old, died peacefully in his home on Monday, March 4, 2013, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He returned to his heavenly home to be with his Heavenly Father, Savior and loved ones. His family and the gospel of Jesus Christ was his greatest joy. He was born March 27, 1932, to Ruby Lucille Burbank Smith and Curtis Pilling Morgan.

Lee Preston Morgan, 80 years old, died peacefully in his home on Monday, March 4, 2013, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He returned to his heavenly home to be with his Heavenly Father, Savior and loved ones. His family and the gospel of Jesus Christ was his greatest joy.

March 15, 2013

 
Marlene Moosman Farr, 80, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Ogden.

Marlene Moosman Farr, 80, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Ogden.
She was born May 8, 1932, in Richfield, Utah, to Harvey and Elda Woolsey Moosman.
On June 1, 1950, she married Kenneth Lee Farr Jr. in the Salt Lake Temple.

March 15, 2013

As Morgan school officials prepare to ask voters to approve a voted leeway on June 25, 2013, they are busy scheduling meetings to inform the public.

As Morgan school officials prepare to ask voters to approve a voted leeway on June 25, 2013, they are busy scheduling meetings to inform the public.

March 3, 2013

The guest speaker for the February meeting of the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers was Darrell Turner.  

The guest speaker for the February meeting of the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers was Darrell Turner.  

March 3, 2013

Barbara W Hortin, age 83, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on February 22, 2013.  She was born in Pocatello, Idaho, to LeRoy Wilson and Amy Seelos Wilson.  They later divorced and Amy married Toby Shaw and they moved to Coalville.  Mom married Hal Hortin and they had five children.  Mom worked at various jobs throughout her life.   

Barbara W Hortin, age 83, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on February 22, 2013.  She was born in Pocatello, Idaho, to LeRoy Wilson and Amy Seelos Wilson.  They later divorced and Amy married Toby Shaw and they moved to Coalville.  Mom married Hal Hortin and they had five children.  Mom worked at various jobs throughout her life

February 28, 2013

The growth of indexed family history records has allowed the development of new family history experiences.  The goal of a variety of companies has been to allow individuals with less genealogical experience to have success.  

The growth of indexed family history records has allowed the development of new family history experiences.  The goal of a variety of companies has been to allow individuals with less genealogical experience to have success.  

February 23, 2013

Morgan County School Board recently received honors for achieving 100 percent participation in the Utah School Boards Association’s Master Boards Award program.

Morgan County School Board recently received honors for achieving 100 percent participation in the Utah School Boards Association’s Master Boards Award program.
All five school boards members as well as Superintendent Ken Adams and Business Administrator D’Lynn Poll participated in the first level of the program, which was tracked online.

February 23, 2013

Cameron Skinner, Morgan High School varsity basketball player, has been selected to represent his school on the UHSAA Academic All-State Basketball Team.

Cameron Skinner, Morgan High School varsity basketball player, has been selected to represent his school on the UHSAA Academic All-State Basketball Team.

February 23, 2013

Tara Hammer is now a teacher at Morgan Elementary School. Almost 21 years ago, she was Morgan High School senior Tara Wilkinson, featured in the Morgan County News as “Youth in the Work Force.”  

Tara Hammer is now a teacher at Morgan Elementary School. Almost 21 years ago, she was Morgan High School senior Tara Wilkinson, featured in the Morgan County News as “Youth in the Work Force.”  

February 16, 2013

You have warm clothes and waterproof boots. Your ice fishing equipment is ready to go. And you have a basic idea of how to locate fish and catch them through the ice.

You have warm clothes and waterproof boots. Your ice fishing equipment is ready to go. And you have a basic idea of how to locate fish and catch them through the ice.
So what’s standing between you and a great ice fishing experience this winter?

February 16, 2013

Thelma Brooks West passed away the morning of Saturday, January 5, 2013 in her home in Morgan, Utah.

Thelma Brooks West passed away the morning of Saturday, January 5, 2013 in her home in Morgan, Utah.

January 4, 2013

What started as one mom wanting to spend extra time with her two youngest daughters quickly blossomed into something benefitting many families in our community. Last spring Natalie Tibbitts decided she wanted to share her love of ballet, something she grew up participating in, with her two young daughters-Emma (9) and Abbie (7). Wanting to find a couple of other children to participate she put the word out and soon many other parents sharing her passion signed their daughters up. From this early beginning teaching ballet to her two young daughters, Natalie now heads up the Morgan Valley Ballet Company (MVBC) featuring four different classes and almost 50 young dancers, ages 3 to 11. 

What started as one mom wanting to spend extra time with her two youngest daughters quickly blossomed into something benefitting many families in our community. Last spring Natalie Tibbitts decided she wanted to share her love of ballet, something she grew up participating in, with her two young daughters-Emma (9) and Abbie (7).

December 24, 2012

 
Fifty-three years ago, Frank “Whitey” and Darlene Little decided they wanted to do Christmas decorations in a new way.  Their location gave them a unique place to create a Christmas scene.  They decided to use their hill to display a nativity.

Fifty-three years ago, Frank “Whitey” and Darlene Little decided they wanted to do Christmas decorations in a new way.  Their location gave them a unique place to create a Christmas scene.  They decided to use their hill to display a nativity.

December 24, 2012

In the five years Niel and Candice Ekberg have lived in Morgan, they have made a big impact in the community. Niel is a state trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol. Candice is a local EMT and a track and field coach at MHS. For each of them, getting to this point was a journey of self-discovery and pursuing meaningful paths. As their story unfolds, it is notable to observe their biography continues to evolve as the result of hard work—a testament that dreams may be accomplished through passion and perseverance.

In the five years Niel and Candice Ekberg have lived in Morgan, they have made a big impact in the community. Niel is a state trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol. Candice is a local EMT and a track and field coach at MHS. For each of them, getting to this point was a journey of self-discovery and pursuing meaningful paths.

December 24, 2012

When it comes to selecting a place to get in shape, many people are intimidated.  Chans Porter, owner of CrossFit Unknown, hopes that he can help ease that intimidation with his new fitness center.

When it comes to selecting a place to get in shape, many people are intimidated.  Chans Porter, owner of CrossFit Unknown, hopes that he can help ease that intimidation with his new fitness center.  

December 18, 2012

 
East Canyon State Park Rangers James Lowe, Elizabeth Kovacs, and Jeff Dale were presented the Challenge Coin Commendation from Hill Air Force Base Colonel Henke of the 748th SCMG/419th Squadron for saving the life of Air Force employee Craig Feasel. The rangers were presented challenge coins, received a standing ovation, and were made honorary members of the squadron.

East Canyon State Park Rangers James Lowe, Elizabeth Kovacs, and Jeff Dale were presented the Challenge Coin Commendation from Hill Air Force Base Colonel Henke of the 748th SCMG/419th Squadron for saving the life of Air Force employee Craig Feasel.

December 18, 2012

At the Sons of Utah Pioneers monthly dinner meeting on Nov. 19, winners of the Favorite Pioneer Ancestor contest were announced and recognized along with their parents.  

At the Sons of Utah Pioneers monthly dinner meeting on Nov. 19, winners of the Favorite Pioneer Ancestor contest were announced and recognized along with their parents.  

December 18, 2012

Geraldine Durrant Rollins Taylor, 78, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Geraldine Durrant Rollins Taylor, 78, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
She was born April 8, 1934, in Morgan, Utah to Samuel Carter and Jessie White Durrant.

December 18, 2012

Local writer Jeremy Taylor had a dream to become a published author when he started his business, C.N.F.I. Publishing (Creative Notion Foundation of Imagination), in 2003.  He has accomplished this by believing in his dreams and working towards them.  “I do believe that if an individual believes deeply enough one can accomplish their goals!” Taylor expresses on his blog http://cnfi-publishingproducts.blogspot.com,   “I had to believe in my own abilities and in my dreams.”

Local writer Jeremy Taylor had a dream to become a published author when he started his business, C.N.F.I.

December 18, 2012

The holiday season is in full swing.  This time of year always seems like a good time to reflect on those things for which we are grateful.  The list often includes family, friends, employment, and freedom.  I would like to add to that list; I am grateful for the staff at the Utah Driver License Division.

 
By Dixie Madsen

November 24, 2012

Recently, two experiences have caused me to reflect on the Vietnam War.  In May, my husband and I visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.  Monday, May 28, chairs in the area in front of the wall sat empty awaiting the arrival of dignitaries for the Memorial Day service where President Obama gave his address. In addition to honoring Vietnam veterans in his speech, he set aside May 28 - Nov. 11 of this year to honor those who gave their lives to fight in this war, one of the most controversial wars of the 20th century.

Recently, two experiences have caused me to reflect on the Vietnam War.  In May, my husband and I visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.  Monday, May 28, chairs in the area in front of the wall sat empty awaiting the arrival of dignitaries for the Memorial Day service where President Obama gave his address.

November 24, 2012

“The child’s first and most important teacher is the parent.” 

“The child’s first and most important teacher is the parent.” 
– Author unknown-
In this week’s column I would like to refer to several studies that demonstrate the importance of parental involvement in the educational success of the child.

November 24, 2012

Members of the Morgan FFA Chapter in Utah were one of 39 teams participating in the National FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The team, led by advisor Megan Haslam, was awarded a silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 150 other participants. Denton Cannon received a bronze emblem, Luke Larsen received a silver emblem, Megan Stapley received a Silver emblem, and Katie Spens received a bronze emblem.

Members of the Morgan FFA Chapter in Utah were one of 39 teams participating in the National FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The team, led by advisor Megan Haslam, was awarded a silver emblem.

November 24, 2012

On Nov. 13, the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education along with the Utah State Board of Education hosted the second annual Symposium on Social Studies and Civic Education in Utah Schools.  During this event, Lydia Nuttall of Mountain Green was presented with the 2012 Community Leader in Civic and Character Education award by Lt. Governor, Greg Bell.  

On Nov. 13, the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education along with the Utah State Board of Education hosted the second annual Symposium on Social Studies and Civic Education in Utah Schools.  During this event, Lydia Nuttall of Mountain Green was presented with the 2012 Community Leader in Civic and Character Education award by Lt. Governor, Greg Bell.

November 23, 2012

Just 16 months apart in age, sisters Marnie Franich Stark and Rana Franich Aguirre were inseparable.  When they were young, their mother Jessie Franich would dress them like twins.  The “Fiesty Franich sisters” shared many common friends while attending Morgan High School.  Even their parents couldn’t tell their voices apart on the phone.

Just 16 months apart in age, sisters Marnie Franich Stark and Rana Franich Aguirre were inseparable.  When they were young, their mother Jessie Franich would dress them like twins.  The “Fiesty Franich sisters” shared many common friends while attending Morgan High School.  Even their parents couldn’t tell their voices apart on the phone.  

November 23, 2012

We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” When it comes to education, that saying is absolutely true.

We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” When it comes to education, that saying is absolutely true.

November 20, 2012

 
On September 7, the entire seventh grade took a trip to Mormon Flats.  This year these students will have the opportunity to study about the impact that this trail had on travelers heading west to California.  Groups such as the Donner-Reed party and the Pony Express travelled up and over big mountain.  Students will also study about the Mormon trek west and the struggle the pioneers had crossing the plains and scaling big mountain. 
The day was started when Linda Smith, a local historian, came and shared the stories of many people who traveled the trail the students hiked that day.  She did a wonderful job as she dressed in pioneer clothing, while sharing interesting stories. 
After hearing the stories of those that traveled on the trail, students loaded the buses en route to Mormon Flats.  The seventh graders picked up the pioneer trail in Henefer and traveled along SR 66.  The students did not have to hike up the hill; they took the easier route and hiked down the trail. This five mile hike took the students around two hours to complete; students gained an appreciation for what some of those early settlers went through.  When they reached the bottom the buses were parked and waiting with the lunches.  Students sat and ate their lunches surrounded by the beautiful mountains we enjoy in our valley.  The students were also able to participate in games like leg-wrestling and stick pull.  There was also an advisory tug-of-war challenge which the students really enjoyed. 
When the students returned to the school they finished the day by watching a video “A Trail of Hope.” This film relates experiences of those that traveled along the same trail the students just hiked.  It was wonderful and the students were well behaved and appreciative of having the chance to see and learn about Mormon Flats. 

 

November 10, 2012

I published this article a few years ago, but recently I have received some questions about it again so I thought I would re-print the article.  If you have information that shows your line traced back to Adam, I don’t mean to offend you.  I only hope to dispel the misinformation that exists on this topic.

I published this article a few years ago, but recently I have received some questions about it again so I thought I would re-print the article.  If you have information that shows your line traced back to Adam, I don’t mean to offend you.  I only hope to dispel the misinformation that exists on this topic.

November 10, 2012

If you believe in ghosts or not, there seems to be something haunting Morgan High School.

If you believe in ghosts or not, there seems to be something haunting Morgan High School.

November 3, 2012

The 2012 Morgan County Horse 4-H season came to a close this past month with the final State Individual Show being held in Salina on Sept. 7 and 8.  Morgan County had 12 youth who worked hard during the summer show season to qualify for the opportunity to travel to the state individual meet.  The state competition is a two-day show with nearly 300 qualified youth from all over the state congregating to compete for coveted event and all-around titles. Events scheduled for Friday were judged events and included fitting and showmanship, western equitation, and bareback equitation.  Events on day two of the show were all timed and this year included barrels, poles, and the scurry.

The 2012 Morgan County Horse 4-H season came to a close this past month with the final State Individual Show being held in Salina on Sept.

November 1, 2012

Just 16 months apart in age, sisters Marnie Franich Stark and Rana Franich Aguirre were inseparable.  When they were young, their mother Jessie Franich would dress them like twins.  The “Fiesty Franich sisters” shared many common friends while attending Morgan High School.  Even their parents couldn’t tell their voices apart on the phone. 
As the oldest sister, Marnie would often offer Rana relationship advice.  But the tables had turned in the last three years when Marnie found herself in an abusive relationship with her live-in boyfriend Jeffrey Dene White.  And Rana, who had dated White herself two decades ago, often warned Marnie about his substance abuse and potential for violence. 

Just 16 months apart in age, sisters Marnie Franich Stark and Rana Franich Aguirre were inseparable. When they were young, their mother Jessie Franich would dress them like twins. The “Fiesty Franich sisters” shared many common friends while attending Morgan High School. Even their parents couldn’t tell their voices apart on the phone.

October 11, 2012

Every year there is an annual weigh-off to determine the largest pumpkin grown in the state of Utah.  It is sponsored by the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Association.  Matt McConkie, Mountain Green resident, holds the current state record.  His enormous pumpkin weighed in last year at a whopping 1,600 pounds.

Every year there is an annual weigh-off to determine the largest pumpkin grown in the state of Utah.  It is sponsored by the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Association.  Matt McConkie, Mountain Green resident, holds the current state record.  His enormous pumpkin weighed in last year at a whopping 1,600 pounds.

October 11, 2012

Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew and chartered by the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) conducted their Father & Sons’ overnight campout followed by their Court of Honor the next morning, 7 & 8 September at the Church’s small amphitheater and park recently established behind their building next to the Mtn. Green Cemetery.

Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew and chartered by the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) conducted their Father & Sons’ overnight campout followed by their Court of Honor the next morning, 7 & 8 September at the Church’s small amphitheater and park recently estab

October 11, 2012

Our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Grace Hall Bennett,  passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sept. 24, 2012, at the age of 93.  She was born May 6, 1919, in Salt Lake City, Utah to James William Hall and Eleda Martina Nordquist.  She married her sweetheart, John Everett Bennett, Sept. 1, 1940 at Manilla, Utah.  They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on April 10, 1941.

Our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Grace Hall Bennett,  passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sept. 24, 2012, at the age of 93.  She was born May 6, 1919, in Salt Lake City, Utah to James William Hall and Eleda Martina Nordquist.  She married her sweetheart, John Everett Bennett, Sept.

October 10, 2012

Lana Florence Chadburn, born October 13, 1950, to Leonard and Emiline Florence in Ogden, UT passed away peacefully at home September 4, 2012, with her family by her side after an extended struggle with cancer.  She grew up in the high mountain valley of Porterville, UT, was schooled in Morgan, UT and graduated from Clearfield High School.  

Lana Florence Chadburn, born October 13, 1950, to Leonard and Emiline Florence in Ogden, UT passed away peacefully at home September 4, 2012, with her family by her side after an extended struggle with cancer.  She grew up in the high mountain valley of Porterville, UT, was schooled in Morgan, UT and graduated from Clearfield High School.  

August 29, 2012

Connie Kippen can’t say enough about her family.  “My kids and grandkids-that is the number one thing in my life,” Connie said and then minutes later on another topic she continued, “My kids bring me the most excitement and most joy.”  Any topic seemed to relate back to her children and her love for them. 

Connie Kippen can’t say enough about her family.  “My kids and grandkids-that is the number one thing in my life,” Connie said and then minutes later on another topic she continued, “My kids bring me the most excitement and most joy.”  Any topic seemed to relate back to her children and her love for them. 

August 16, 2012

Under the direction of their coach, Dennis Peterson, the Morgan High golf team started their Region 11 season Aug. 9, at the Oquirrh Hills golf course in Tooele. The eight varsity players that qualified for Morgan were: Seniors - McKay Kearsley, Aaron Babbitt, Jake Miles,  Juniors - Rhett Ballantyne, Garren Miles, Sophmores -Jason Bledsoe, Freshmen - Russell North, Braxton Ovard.

Under the direction of their coach, Dennis Peterson, the Morgan High golf team started their Region 11 season Aug. 9, at the Oquirrh Hills golf course in Tooele. The eight varsity players that qualified for Morgan were: Seniors - McKay Kearsley, Aaron Babbitt, Jake Miles,  Juniors - Rhett Ballantyne, Garren Miles, Sophmores -Jason Bledsoe, Freshmen - Russell North, Braxton Ovard.

August 16, 2012

With the commencement of the 2012-13 school year a rudimentary form of Professional Learning Communities  will be implemented in all schools within the district.  Presently, Morgan Elementary School, Mountain Green Elementary School, and Morgan Middle School employ basic models of PLCs.  Morgan High School has had periodic departmental planning sessions, but nothing continuous or direction focused.

With the commencement of the 2012-13 school year a rudimentary form of Professional Learning Communities  will be implemented in all schools within the district.  Presently, Morgan Elementary School, Mountain Green Elementary School, and Morgan Middle School employ basic models of PLCs.  Morgan High School has had periodic departmental planning sessions, but nothing continuous or

August 13, 2012

Doug and Dianne Harrop of Mountain Green celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at the Timbermine restaurant. 

Doug and Dianne Harrop of Mountain Green celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at the Timbermine restaurant. 

August 13, 2012

While it is very difficult to track figures of how many people participated in the events of the fair, ticket sales for the two rodeos and the demolition derby suggested record-breaking numbers.  Each of these events sold out early with packed bleachers full of enthusiastic spectators.   The open horse show earlier in the week had more entrants than in the last five years.  

While it is very difficult to track figures of how many people participated in the events of the fair, ticket sales for the two rodeos and the demolition derby suggested record-breaking numbers.  Each of these events sold out early with packed bleachers full of enthusiastic spectators.

August 13, 2012

Louis Charles Lucido, 59, passed Aug. 1, 2012. He was born Nov. 20, 1952 in Santa Monica, CA., to Stanley and Ruth Lucido. 

Louis Charles Lucido, 59, passed Aug. 1, 2012. He was born Nov. 20, 1952 in Santa Monica, CA., to Stanley and Ruth Lucido. 

August 13, 2012

Each year Morgan County residents look forward to the first week in August. It is the time to showcase their talents, enjoy good food, and be entertained, all at the Morgan County Fair. Adults and children alike work all year getting their various projects ready, whether it is hand-stitching quilts, weeding gardens or capturing the beauty of the world behind their camera lens. Many solely come to see the handi-work of others. 

Each year Morgan County residents look forward to the first week in August. It is the time to showcase their talents, enjoy good food, and be entertained, all at the Morgan County Fair.

July 23, 2012

An inspiration to all the youth in Morgan who might try their hand at mutton busting, local resident Caleb Bennett currently holds the title of 7th in the World Bareback standings. Caleb is the son of Bob and Claudine Nance Caldwell and grandson of Connie Nance and the late Bernie Nance. Caleb started riding at the tender age of 4 years old.  Starting out on calves and sheep, he later moved on to horses and Jr. Bulls as he competed in Jr. Rodeo. 

An inspiration to all the youth in Morgan who might try their hand at mutton busting, local resident Caleb Bennett currently holds the title of 7th in the World Bareback standings. Caleb is the son of Bob and Claudine Nance Caldwell and grandson of Connie Nance and the late Bernie Nance.

July 23, 2012

These days age just isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.  Many of us can remember when reaching a certain age really did mean we were more responsible, or at least ready to become so.  While thankfully there are organizations and religions still striving to instill values for all ages, unfortunately many in the world only view age as an entitlement to finally be free or legal to do whatever one wants.  

These days age just isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.  Many of us can remember when reaching a certain age really did mean we were more responsible, or at least ready to become so.  While thankfully there are organizations and religions still striving to instill values for all ages, unfortunately many in the world only view age as an entitlement

July 18, 2012

Helen Smedley has lived in Mountain Green since the 1960s and remembers some of the first homes being built in the Highlands subdivision. She says she was born in the best little town in America –Fillmore, Utah.  She said “it’s drier than a bone” and that her dad used to say “frogs are 25 years old before they know how to swim.” Despite growing up during the Depression, she had a wonderful childhood. Her family grew their own food and had animals, so they were self-sufficient.  “We didn’t know we were poor because everyone else was to,” she added.

Helen Smedley has lived in Mountain Green since the 1960s and remembers some of the first homes being built in the Highlands subdivision.

July 6, 2012

 
Frank and Suzanne Zuech celebrate their golden anniversary of 50 years on July 7 2012. 
They both grew up in the small town of Superior, Wyo. Both attending school together. It was later at college where they fell in love. They were married on July 7 1962. 

Frank and Suzanne Zuech celebrate their golden anniversary of 50 years on July 7 2012. 
They both grew up in the small town of Superior, Wyo. Both attending school together. It was later at college where they fell in love. They were married on July 7 1962. 

July 6, 2012

The Morgan Academy of Dance and Tumbling presented their students from the three studios, in three shows, at one place: Morgan High School Auditorium. The three studios are located in Morgan, Mountain Green, and Coalville.

The Morgan Academy of Dance and Tumbling presented their students from the three studios, in three shows, at one place: Morgan High School Auditorium. The three studios are located in Morgan, Mountain Green, and Coalville.

July 6, 2012

This last week the Queen of England celebrated 60 years on the throne with a Diamond Jubilee.  She has now served longer than any other monarch since Queen Victoria, who reined for 63 years.  Many residents of Morgan have English ancestry.

This last week the Queen of England celebrated 60 years on the throne with a Diamond Jubilee.  She has now served longer than any other monarch since Queen Victoria, who reined for 63 years.  Many residents of Morgan have English ancestry.

July 5, 2012

When dealing with a volatile market, sometimes the most difficult challenge is to manage your emotions. If you decide you need to re-examine your game plan, it should be done with as much care as you put into developing that plan in the first place. Your financial professional may be able to help you decide if any of the following may be appropriate for you.

 

June 7, 2012

It was a mixture of old and new traditions at the Morgan High School 2012 commencement.  For the first time, the ceremony was held at the Dee Event Center in Ogden.  Graduates were able to have their entire family join in the celebration as they begin this new phase of their lives.  The spacious auditorium offers room to grow for the high school as the years progress, should the school decide to continue ceremonies at the new venue.

June 5, 2012

Every year, Morgan County is overrun by an aggressive weed called Dyer’s woad.  Dyer’s woad is a non-palatable, aggressive weed that produces chemicals which inhibit growth in adjacent plants. It has established itself across thousands of acres of western rangeland where the Bureau of Land Management estimates that it can reduce grazing by 38 percent. It is now widespread in Morgan County, as well as in 24 other counties in the state.  Dyer’s woad is a native of southeast Russia and has been used since the 17th century to produce a blue dye extract.  It is thought to have been imported into California in contaminated alfalfa seed and appeared in Brigham City around 1910.

 

June 5, 2012

As the weather warms, my staff and I focus on the loose ends that still need to be tied to finish the school year successfully.  Among those loose ends is the important and joyous responsibility we have of planning and carrying out graduation ceremonies.  Just imagine the countless hours of preparation.  If a student spent just one hour on homework each day from the time they were in kindergarten until graduation, he or she would have spent 2,340 hours.  We know that many of our students have spent many more hours than that.  

June 5, 2012

 

  The eighty-fifth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

 The eighty-fifth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

June 5, 2012

 “Good people of Morgan Elementary School. We live in a great nation full of opportunity, full of optimism, full of hope”, begins JA Biztown mayor Nate Preslar. “ In recent months I believe that our freedoms and liberties have been slowly deteriorating. Unemployment is rising, the income gap is growing, and men and women march on Washington D.C. in protest. Yes, the Dow has dropped tremendously, and in Greece, Neo Nazis are gaining political power. The world and its future may appear bleak to you. Don’t give up. Coming to J.A. Biztown, you may see a town that is insignificant, that is just another fieldtrip. I on the other hand, see a town of hope, a town of prosperity, a town of promise, and a town of opportunity waiting for us. Students don’t believe the future is bleak, where others see disparity, I see opportunity. How do we harness this opportunity? We start today! I believe in America and the free market.  I believe in competition and hard work, and I believe in you! Don’t give up, there is opportunity awaiting us in life and in this town. God bless you, and God bless America!”

June 5, 2012

Ceremonies for the Morgan High School class of 2012 will be held in the Dee Events Center at Weber State University on Friday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m.

Ceremonies for the Morgan High School class of 2012 will be held in the Dee Events Center at Weber State University on Friday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m.

June 5, 2012

Another beautiful weather day greeted the track athletes as they unloaded the buses at Stansbury High School to compete for the Region XI Track and Field Championship.  The two day meet is always exciting as it brings to a close the months of hard work and training that the athletes have extended to be ready to battle for the region trophy.  The first day of running events are all trials except for the 1600m.  The top 8 times in each event are brought back on the second day for a one heat final.  Field events are competed on both days with finals taking place on each day in each event.  Athletes work very hard to qualify the first day for the finals on the second day.   The top four places in each event qualify for the state meet including relays.

June 5, 2012

The seasons of our life are vast and varied.  Some days are full of blue skies and cool breezes, while others are cloudy, dark and cold.  Of course we know that each season is necessary to not only keep the circle of life  of refreshed, but renewed.  

The seasons of our life are vast and varied.  Some days are full of blue skies and cool breezes, while others are cloudy, dark and cold.  Of course we know that each season is necessary to not only keep the circle of life  of refreshed, but renewed.  

May 31, 2012

Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew and chartered by the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), conducted their Court of Honor at the local bowery on Wednesday evening, May 2.  

Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew and chartered by the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), conducted their Court of Honor at the local bowery on Wednesday evening, May 2.  

May 31, 2012

Jim Nickerson was a young man in the air force when he met Nell while attending a wedding reception in Morgan.  He was stationed at Hill AFB, which was a long way from his home in Massachusetts.  As stories go, they soon had their own wedding at Nell’s parent’s home in Morgan and lived in their first apartment in Ogden.

Submitted by: 

Susan McFarlane 

(Jim and Nell’s daughter)

May 31, 2012

Thursday May 3 marked the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Northfront Business Resource Center(NFBRC).  The back patio was full with all of the more than 50 guests and DATC administration, as well as founders, designers, builders and grant writers.  

 

Thursday May 3 marked the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Northfront Business Resource Center(NFBRC).  The back patio was full with all of the more than 50 guests and DATC administration, as well as founders, designers, builders and grant writers.  

May 12, 2012

“The whole thing with hot rodding is using original parts” said hot rod maker, Earl Steen from Morgan.

“The whole thing with hot rodding is using original parts” said hot rod maker, Earl Steen from Morgan.

Rat rod, in today’s terminology for yesteryear’s hot rod or a cow patty on wheels, using new parts instead of original. 

May 12, 2012

Morgan Middle School took ten 7th graders and eleven 8th graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back.  All 21 students scored in the top 50%.  Special congratulations are given to Sadie Carter, Logan Jones, Logan Cameron, Savana Carter, Jaiden Farr, and Tyler Payne for scoring in the top 25%, and to Carter Bailey, Ryan Milburn, Konnor Andrews, Weston Blocker, and Colin Smith for scoring in the top 10%.  Our students did an outstanding job, considering we were competing against all schools this year, no matter their size.  This would not be unlike all schools, from 1A through 5A, playing for the state championship in a given sport. 

 

May 12, 2012

The beautiful cemetery that stands on the hill behind the LDS Ward on the old Highway Rd. in Mountain Green was the original pioneer burying grounds for the pioneer community. It was laid out in 1860 on land that was owned by David Bowman Bybee.  He sold .45 acre to the settlement of Mountain Green to provide a place of burial for early settlers.

The beautiful cemetery that stands on the hill behind the LDS Ward on the old Highway Rd. in Mountain Green was the original pioneer burying grounds for the pioneer community. It was laid out in 1860 on land that was owned by David Bowman Bybee.  He sold .45 acre to the settlement of Mountain Green to provide a place of burial for early settlers.

May 5, 2012

Have you ever had your nerves get the better of you?  Don’t feel bad, everybody has had experiences where their nerves of steel suddenly turned into nerves of aluminum.  From sports to special occasions, we’ve all choked or broke down in critical moments where our nervousness became our weakness.  The list seems endless of when our nerves made us swerve off the roads of life and get stuck in the ruts of regret: Game time, test time, talks, speeches, seminars, unpaid bills, a new job, dating, confrontation, interviews, fear of failure, flying, performances, and proposals, etc., etc.!  If only we could have a proxy for our missing moxie in those moments!  How do we get past our unnerving fears and conquer our cold feet with courage when it’s our time to shine?

 

April 28, 2012

Elaine was working at American Optical in Salt Lake, and a friend told her she wanted Elaine to write to her cousin who was stationed in Korea. She started writing him and when he would come home from leave, they would date. He served a total of 3 years in the Marine Corp--13 months on the front lines in Korea.  After his tour overseas, he was stationed in 29 Palms and in San Diego.  He even participated in the Nuclear Bomb Tests in Nevada.  He said that he saw and felt the atomic blast; the troops were half way out in the dessert when they were told that the wind had shifted and to turn back to the trenches.  He said you could see the Joshua trees smoldering. 

April 28, 2012

All Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts were called on to do the annual food drive in Morgan. The Cub Scouts were responsible for getting the food bags out to every household, and the Scouts picked up the food bags and delivered them to Morgan Food Pantry.

All Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts were called on to do the annual food drive in Morgan. The Cub Scouts were responsible for getting the food bags out to every household, and the Scouts picked up the food bags and delivered them to Morgan Food Pantry.

April 28, 2012

Ironically, as I write this, it’s just after midnight.  Needless to say, I’m tired.  But when inspiration strikes the writer can’t always have the luxury of trading his pen for a pillow.  And so, I shall add some more oil to my lamp, plug in my laptop and continue down this rut less traveled.  I don’t mind staying up late knowing that someone, somewhere, will find a few more moments of courage to endure and hopefully to enjoy their life more.  That makes any sleepless night worth it to me.

April 21, 2012

Cheryl grew up in Hunter, which is now West Valley City.  After graduating from Cypress High School she attended two years at SUSC on music and academic scholarships. She then attended Utah State where she met Brian through a friend.  Brian lived in Markesan, Wisconsin until he was ten and then moved to Preston ID.   He graduated from CSI, College of Southern Idaho, and then joined the National Guard.   They were married in 1990 and moved to Provo where Brian began working for UPS and has worked there full time, except when deployed.  They made Morgan their home 21 years ago.  

April 21, 2012

WEEKLY RECORD 3-2, OVERALL RECORD 9-4

WEEKLY RECORD 3-2, OVERALL RECORD 9-4

TROJANS 6, BEAR RIVER BEARS 2

April 14, 2012

 

Earl and Carole have lived in Mountain Green for 43 years.  They moved here when Earl received a job offer from Weber State University and have been here ever since.

Earl and Carole have lived in Mountain Green for 43 years.  They moved here when Earl received a job offer from Weber State University and have been here ever since.

Earl was born in SE Nebraska on a farm.  Literally.  They didn’t have a telephone, so his Dad had to hitch up a team of horses to make contact with anyone. 

April 14, 2012

Russ and Natalie Tibitts met while they were both attending Ricks College.  They went on a date set up through mutual friends and while Natalie had a mission planned when she met him, six months later they were married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1993.  She graduated in Interior design and then was granted a scholarship to BYU.  Russ worked on Generals at Ricks, his Bachelor at BYU graduating in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership, and then finished up at University of Utah for his Masters.  In case you wonder, he cheers for the Cougars but doesn’t forget he also graduated from the U of U. Russ currently works as a seminary teacher for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and is serving as the Bishop of his ward.  Natalie stays at home ‘to keep control over the chaos.’

April 14, 2012

Recently, the Dots and Doodles Preschool has open their doors to a second location, 185 North Commerical Street, in Morgan City.

Recently, the Dots and Doodles Preschool has open their doors to a second location, 185 North Commerical Street, in Morgan City.

April 14, 2012

Ever wanted to do or say something that was absolutely crazy? I am pretty sure we all have. Whether it be standing up for what we know to be right or to admit to our crush that we like them. It’s scary and it can decide your future or it can change how you live your life. However courage can be deflected by the fear of failure or of rejection. 

March 31, 2012

This time of year April Matthews and her oldest daughters, Naomi and Kiley, become a little more visible as they ring the doorbell of hundreds of Morgan homes delivering the long standing tradition of Samoas and Thin Mints.  

This time of year April Matthews and her oldest daughters, Naomi and Kiley, become a little more visible as they ring the doorbell of hundreds of Morgan homes delivering the long standing tradition of Samoas and Thin Mints.  

March 31, 2012

 After a courageous battle with cancer, Sherie Porter Wright, 57, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her sweetheart and surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at her home in Peterson, Utah.

 After a courageous battle with cancer, Sherie Porter Wright, 57, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her sweetheart and surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at her home in Peterson, Utah.

March 17, 2012

A mark of progress and care for our U.S. Soldiers and Veterans again came to light as the official dedication of the Salt Lake Fisher House opened its doors Feb. 29 for the public to view in the ribbon cutting ceremony for this new facility. The Fisher House will be a huge benefit to any military and their family who have to travel a distance from the 5 states the VA hospital encompasses. (Including Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, and Idaho).

March 17, 2012

Who doesn’t love a good game of bowling? Ever since Parkside Bowling Lanes opened in 1964, bowling has become one of Morgan’s favorite recreational fun spots!

Who doesn’t love a good game of bowling? Ever since Parkside Bowling Lanes opened in 1964, bowling has become one of Morgan’s favorite recreational fun spots!

March 17, 2012

When was the last time you truly felt gratitude for someone or something in your life?  Gratitude is more than an obliged gesture of Thank You.  It’s a heartfelt feeling that adds depth and breadth to your appreciation.  However, when we get too busy it’s easier to forget to be grateful.  We can become blind to the wonderful gifts given to us each day.  When we forget or forgo showing our gratitude to ourselves and to others, it can quickly drag us down into a rut of ingratitude.  

March 10, 2012

 Posterity of over 120, Doyle and Betty Heiner have spent a lifetime together building a family and giving service.   Together the Morgan couple raised eight children primarily in Morgan.  Those five daughters and three sons have given them too many grandchildren and great-grandchildren for them to keep up with exact numbers.   

 Posterity of over 120, Doyle and Betty Heiner have spent a lifetime together building a family and giving service.   Together the Morgan couple raised eight children primarily in Morgan.  Those five daughters and three sons have given them too many grandchildren and great-grandchildren for them to keep up with exact numbers.   

March 10, 2012

The graduating class of 2012 will see the end of a long-standing tradition at Morgan High School.  The class presidency requested that the graduation ceremony be moved from the Morgan High School Auditorium to Weber State University due to the growing graduating class size and limited space at the high school.

 

The graduating class of 2012 will see the end of a long-standing tradition at Morgan High School.  The class presidency requested that the graduation ceremony be moved from the Morgan High School Auditorium to Weber State University due to the growing graduating class size and limited space at the high school.

February 18, 2012

Words to live by: When in Bob and Rozann’s home you may read an inspirational thought or two such as: “Glance backward....Look heavenward....Reach outward.....Press onward....” by Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church.

Words to live by: When in Bob and Rozann’s home you may read an inspirational thought or two such as: “Glance backward....Look heavenward....Reach outward.....Press onward....” by Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church.

February 18, 2012

Words to live by: When in Bob and Rozann’s home you may read an inspirational thought or two such as: “Glance backward....Look heavenward....Reach outward.....Press onward....” by Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church.

Words to live by: When in Bob and Rozann’s home you may read an inspirational thought or two such as: “Glance backward....Look heavenward....Reach outward.....Press onward....” by Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church.

February 18, 2012

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mormon Pioneer’s arrival in the Salt Lake Valley Pioneering Morgan County was prepared by Mary Chadwick and published by Mr. and Mrs.  Albert Epperson .   The book is the first known published history of Morgan County.  

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mormon Pioneer’s arrival in the Salt Lake Valley Pioneering Morgan County was prepared by Mary Chadwick and published by Mr. and Mrs.  Albert Epperson .   The book is the first known published history of Morgan County.  

February 18, 2012

Bonnie June Davis Malan passed away quietly at her home on Febrary 7, 2012, after a valiant fight with liver cancer.  She was born to Rulon R. and Polly Viola Rhoghaar Davis on June 3, 1931, in Ogden, UT.  Polly passed away three years later, and Bonnie was raised by an aunt and uncle,  Gladys and Reed Wight, in Ogden.  

Bonnie June Davis Malan passed away quietly at her home on Febrary 7, 2012, after a valiant fight with liver cancer.  She was born to Rulon R. and Polly Viola Rhoghaar Davis on June 3, 1931, in Ogden, UT.  Polly passed away three years later, and Bonnie was raised by an aunt and uncle,  Gladys and Reed Wight, in Ogden.  

February 18, 2012

As Valentine’s Day rolls around, love seems to be in the air, and the time to spark romance in all relationships couldn’t come at a better time!  We interviewed Colette Malan who is a marriage counselor, psychotherapist, and the only AASECT certified sex therapist in Utah, to share with us new pointers and methods for keeping love alive, for married couples and singles alike!

By Colette Malan (LCSW/ Marriage Counselor/ Psychotherapist/AASECT Certified Sex Therapist)

Compiled by Wendy M. Nelson- The Morgan County News

February 4, 2012

The annual Inspirations contest rapped up this week with certificates and medals given for achievement in five categories; Literature, Visual Arts, 3-dimensional Arts, Photography, and Musical Composition.  

The annual Inspirations contest rapped up this week with certificates and medals given for achievement in five categories; Literature, Visual Arts, 3-dimensional Arts, Photography, and Musical Composition.  

February 4, 2012

With just a short little drive in the car, you are to Utah’s Hollywood in Park City.

With just a short little drive in the car, you are to Utah’s Hollywood in Park City.

The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing, and will end this Sunday Jan. 29. 

January 16, 2012

Ford Motor Company’s 2011-2012 commitment includes substantial support of National FFA events, and $1,000 collegiate scholarships for hundreds of FFA members; Ford, with local dealers such as Barber Brothers Ford, has awarded 6,590 scholarships since 1997.

Ford Motor Company’s 2011-2012 commitment includes substantial support of National FFA events, and $1,000 collegiate scholarships for hundreds of FFA members; Ford, with local dealers such as Barber Brothers Ford, has awarded 6,590 scholarships since 1997.

January 16, 2012

Goldenwest Credit Union and members of the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers recently teamed-up to help feed families in need.

Goldenwest Credit Union and members of the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers recently teamed-up to help feed families in need.

December 29, 2011

Mike and Dixie both grew up near Twin Falls, Idaho.  Mike grew up on a farming project near Hazelton (east of Twin Falls), and Dixie grew up on a farm west of Twin Falls.  She graduated from Twin Falls High School and attended BYU Provo and BYU Hawaii. Mike graduated from Valley High School and attended Ricks College and CSI.  They didn’t meet until they were set up on a blind date by Mike’s sister.

December 29, 2011

Wanda and Jim Judy moved to Morgan Dec 1, 1977 and, one year later to the day, moved into their current home.  Wanda and Jim  have five children: Tiffany Hogge, Brant Judy, Keri Lyn Barr, Joelle Taylor, and Jessica Terry. And they currently have thirteen grandchildren.

 

December 29, 2011

Sonia Pentz  of Morgan walked across the stage at Weber State University with high honors.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She graduated on December 9, 2011.  It was a family effort, and not only did Sonia get awarded with her Diploma, but her children and husband also received an honorary diploma. 

 

December 29, 2011

Young adults from all communities in Morgan Valley recently presented a special service award to Sherie Wright.  Representing a large group of young adults attending Institute, Jeni Lake and Chelsea Jensen presented Sherie with a crystal clock as a small token of appreciation for countless years of service to the students of Morgan High School. 

December 10, 2011

“Veterans, we are free because you made a sacrifice, thanks!” was on the marquee,  to reminds us why we honor them. Morgan Middle School presented their annual Veterans Day Assembly, a tradition of honoring veterans that has continued over the past ten years. 

 

“Veterans, we are free because you made a sacrifice, thanks!” was on the marquee,  to reminds us why we honor them. Morgan Middle School presented their annual Veterans Day Assembly, a tradition of honoring veterans that has continued over the past ten years. 

December 2, 2011

Although Lon and Lauri Eskelson had spent their whole married life in Plain City,  Lauri says their recent move to Morgan last spring “felt like they were coming back to their roots”.  Long-time Morgan residents might know Lon’s dad (D.W. Eskelson) who was born in the town of Devil’s Slide and even taught there before later teaching in Morgan. Lauri originates from Farr West, while Lon mostly grew up in Plain City, which is where they ended up raising their children.  Lauri likes to tell the funny story about when her friend introduced her to Lon. Until then, she had never heard the name Lon before, so she asked “like the mower?” 

 

December 2, 2011

MORGAN - Grant Alan Wadman, 57, of Morgan returned to his Father in Heaven November 17, 2011.  

 

MORGAN - Grant Alan Wadman, 57, of Morgan returned to his Father in Heaven November 17, 2011.  

November 19, 2011

George and Carol Lancaster were both born in 1947, no more than one city away from each other; George was born in Murray, Carol in Salt Lake.  George was raised in Crescent, attended and graduated from Jordan High School while Carol attended three different high schools, Olympus, Hillcrest, and graduated from Cyprus; her family moved around to different areas of Salt Lake.  It was in the ninth grade when they finally met each other.  George sat behind her in Social Studies class. Carol and George had become such good friends that as Carol was moving around, George was always making sure he found her so they could keep in touch.  Over the course of four or five years these two occasionally dated, corresponded by letters back and forth and developed a very close relationship.  This close relationship, in fact, later resulted in marriage in the year 1966. 

 

November 19, 2011

The family of Martin Heiner and Adelgunda Dietzel, early settlers in Morgan, Utah, are being spotlighted in an exhibit at the museum of Wasungen, Germany.  The exhibit, entitled “Wasungen Emigrants Overseas,” opened on November 6 2011 and will run through January 6, 2012.

 

The family of Martin Heiner and Adelgunda Dietzel, early settlers in Morgan, Utah, are being spotlighted in an exhibit at the museum of Wasungen, Germany.  The exhibit, entitled “Wasungen Emigrants Overseas,” opened on November 6 2011 and will run through January 6, 2012.

November 19, 2011

Betty Jean Lund passed away at age 84. She died on November 7, 2011 in Morgan, Utah.

 

Betty Jean Lund passed away at age 84. She died on November 7, 2011 in Morgan, Utah.

She was born Betty Jean Hinton to John Howard Hinton and Inez Mathews Hinton on April 22, 1927.  On Sept. 27, 1946, she married Howard L. Lund.  They enjoyed 65 beautiful years.

November 19, 2011

Graduation Day! November 6, 2011, Vera Bell Phillips Carter completed her courses of study, passed all her final tests, and graduated with honors.

 

Graduation Day! November 6, 2011, Vera Bell Phillips Carter completed her courses of study, passed all her final tests, and graduated with honors.

November 19, 2011

Our loving, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather passed to the other side of the veil to be with his sweetheart. Laurel Dean Rock passed away on November 12, 2011 from causes incident to age. Dean was born May 6, 1921, to Laurel and Leatha Phillips Rock in Morgan, Utah. He graduated from Morgan High School and LDS Seminary in 1940.

 

November 19, 2011

Last week I wrote about remembering to forget.  This week is about not forgetting to remember.  Veteran’s Day has passed for another year, but that doesn’t mean we stop honoring those who gave and give their lives in the service of our country and any other country seeking true freedom.  They are heroes and their sacrifices and service deserve more than any medal could symbolize.  They should be honored every day we are free to wake up and live our lives.

 

November 1, 2011

 

October 25, 2011

DATC

DATC is moving forward with the project to build the Entrprenuerial Center.  They expect to have the center open before the end of the year.  Bidders need to be onsite or pre-bid meeting on November 2.  Individuals interested in providing a bid  on the remodeling can contact the DATC.

 

October 25, 2011

November 1, 2011

On May 6, 1921, Dean Rock came into the world, a precious baby boy, born in the house across the street from the laundry mat.  Born and raised in Morgan, Dean Rock is quite the alumnus, not only of Morgan High school, but of the beloved town as well.  At ninety years old, Dean remembers his younger days just like it were yesterday and enjoys reliving them through, telling stories about his adventures and experiences.  

 

November 1, 2011

With the dawning of a new age at the turn of the century, the beautiful Morgan valley experienced more rapid growth and change along with the rest of the nation.  The changing times also changed the functioning of the American families, communities, and society as a whole.  

 

Thank you to the 

October 13, 2011

It is every girl's dream to one day meet a star, and especially someone they idolize. This dream came true for Poem Pinhey of Morgan, when her aunt Lacie Child, entered her into a video contest sponsored by Cover Girl, and Taylor Swift, to have the chance to win a back stage pass with Taylor swift on her recent concert in Colorado.  Only 20 recipients received this award, and were picked from online votes of their videos submitted. 

October 6, 2011

 

Frank Martin Anderson celebrated his 80th Birthday at a family party on Friday. He was born 7 Oct. 1931 to Wesley V. Anderson and Helen Brown Anderson in Ogden and has been a life-long resident of Milton. 

He was awarded the “Elementary School Medallion” as the outstanding student at age 12. He graduated from Morgan High School and was chosen to attend Boys’ State in 1949. 

 

October 6, 2011

 

“If there’s a will there’s a way,” is the Thomsons’ parting words, or motto, after sharing their story of love and life. They got in Janet’s 1931 Ford Model A (a birthday present from Jay) and drove off to get ready for a dinner engagement.

 I met them at their hangar at the Morgan County Airport. Inside, Janet introduced “these are Jay’s toys,” which consists of a motorcycle; a restored 1946 Fairchild airplane; a well polished motor boat; and a small plane for grandchildren to pretend to fly. A work area for his tools to keep the “toys” in running order, and for convenience, a sitting area with a 1927 antique refrigerator nearby with cold drinks and a cookie jar that resembles a fisherman’s basket, full of Ginger Snap cookies, on the coffee table.

 

September 30, 2011

Mark & Sheila Wilkinson started this journey 50 yrs ago, on Sept 30, 1961. 

 

Mark & Sheila Wilkinson started this journey 50 yrs ago, on Sept 30, 1961. 

September 30, 2011

Amy Petersen Jensen graduated from Morgan High School in 1986 along with 107 other students of that class.  Throughout her four years of attending MHS, Jensen had many successes and was acknowledged on several occasions for her academic achievements.

 

September 30, 2011

Sixty-six years ago, Clarence met his wife, who is now Elma Francis, one night at the Coalville roller skating rink.  Clarence was with his buddies and Elma was with some of her girlfriends.  “He asked me if he could take me home and I said, “No, who I come with is who I go with.’”  

 

September 30, 2011

KSL “We R Utah” show, visited Morgan High School on Wed. Sept. 28, to film one segment of their show for the “We are talented” featuring individual  finalists from high schools across Utah.  Their object: to film the talented teen McKenna Zentner and her high school backing her. The high school students and their teachers surrounded the front of the school to greet KSL and McKenna with a lawn barbecue, Dance Music, pingpong table and a whole bunch of excited students to be on film standing behind McKenna. 

 

September 22, 2011

Units 276 & 576 of Mtn Green Conducted both a Court of Honor and an Eagle Court of Honor at the Bowery at Mountain Green on Wednesday 7 September 2011.  Friends, family, Scouters and Scouts joined forces Wednesday, 7 September, to honor their Boy Scouts which was reported in last Fridays edition of the Morgan County News.  

 

September 15, 2011

Friends, family, Scouters and Scouts joined forces Wednesday, 7 September, to honor their Boy Scouts.  The units from 276 are sponsored by the Mtn. Green Ward and the units from 576 are sponsored by the Highlands Ward; both are part of the Morgan North Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. 

 

September 15, 2011

Clifford Leon Whetten left this mortal existence on September 11, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. His passing was sudden yet sweet, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. At the time of his diagnosis, Clifford was serving as the MTC President for the LDS Church in Lima, Peru.

 

September 15, 2011

The sounds of honor and respect, could be felt as the audience stood, while a color guard of Cub and Boy Scouts, presented the colors of the state and national flags. The voices of the kindergarten children recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

September 12, 2011

It was 10 years ago Sept. 11, 2001 when the great tragedy hit our country with terrorist running airplanes into the twin towers in New York City. It was a moment I’ll never forget, and we must never forget the fragilities of freedom, and the many lives that were ended and taken in that moment of tyranny.  Sometimes it’s all too easy to forget and many of us don’t wish to remember tragedy, when America was under attack, but we must remember even the beautiful heroes proved in liberating strife, and the many acts of compassion and unity that followed that tragic day.

September 1, 2011

 

Utah State University Extension Cache Valley Master Gardeners will host the Utah State Master Gardener Conference Sept. 23 and 24 at the American West Heritage Center, 4089 South Highway 89/91, Wellsville. “Bees, Bugs and a Healthy Garden” is the theme for the 2011 conference where USU horticulture professors and Extension specialists will present an array of horticultural topics.

 

September 1, 2011

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Earl J Banner, age 74, passed peacefully away on Thursday September 1st.   He was born on May 14, 1937 in Declo, Idaho to Clarence LeRoy and Olevia Hymas Banner.  He learned many lessons and skills that carried him through the rest of his life working beside his father and brothers on the family farm.  After graduating from Declo High School he attended University of Idaho before serving a LDS mission to Samoa, where he learned to love the Polynesian people.  He attended Brigham Young University and met his sweetheart, Nyla Wilcock.  They were sealed for eternity on June 14, 1962 in the Salt Lake Temple.  

August 4, 2011

Mark and Lauri Robinson are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Anné.  She will marry Justin Jay Riches, son of Joel and Robin Riches, on Thursday, August 11th in the Salt Lake Temple.  A garden reception honoring the couple will be held that evening at the Riches residence in Henefer.

 

July 28, 2011

Rock Springs, WY - Keli Jo Hardy-Shook, 50, passed away July 23, 2011 at the Salt Lake City Regional Medical Center. She died from a sudden illness. Keli was born April 22, 1961 in Ogden, Utah to Val Dean and Carol Lee Hardy. She was a graduate of the Morgan High School class of 1979 and soon after met the love of her life, Dale Shook. Her and Dale wed on August 2, 1980 and moved to Wyoming following Dale’s work. Their daughter was born in 1984 where they became “three together forever”. They lived in Lyman and Evanston and later moved to Rock Springs where Keli worked various jobs until she earned her Associates Degree from Western Wyoming Community College. With that degree she began her career in office management and administrative assistance. These jobs included working at the local college, hospital, Schlumberger, and most recently IPS. Keli was a hard worker and valued her jobs and the people she worked with. During her time off she loved to be in the comfort of her home with her husband and her three Airedale Terriers. She loved her dogs as if they were her children. Keli was involved with the local Humane Society and helped any and all Airedales get rescued even if that meant she transported them to their new home across state lines. Keli also enjoyed camping and spending time with her family and friends.

 

July 21, 2011

Over the past two weeks I have looked at many family photos as we prepared for my mother-in-law’s funeral, and it reminded me of all the clues that are hidden inside each photograph.  Many times we inherit or are sent photos by other family members.  Most of the time there is no indication of who is pictured in the photo or how they are related.  Sometimes one or two individuals are known, but the rest are a mystery.  There are many things inside photos that can help to date them, provide clues to where they were taken, and tell who is contained in the photographs.

 

July 21, 2011

Dorothy Louise (Phillips) Bennett (91) passed away 13 May 2011 in Sandy, Utah and was transported back to Sandpoint, Bonner, Idaho, her home for 60 years.

 

Dorothy Louise (Phillips) Bennett (91) passed away 13 May 2011 in Sandy, Utah and was transported back to Sandpoint, Bonner, Idaho, her home for 60 years.

July 21, 2011

Pioneer Day is upon us.  There are rich pioneer traditions in Morgan.  The earliest settlers in the Morgan Valley were all pioneers, and this weekend we will celebrate their sacrifices and commitment as we gather in parks and with families.  

 

July 7, 2011

July 4th was a huge success as the Riverside Park filled with people from all across the valley as well as from out of town. The day started at 7:00 A.M. with the Morgan High School Volleyball team volunteers cooking up a scrumptious breakfast for all the holiday goers to enjoy. They served well over 650 breakfasts; the line seemed to be continuous until about 9:00 A.M.

 

July 7, 2011

Marie’s Messengers of Hope would like to thank everyone who helped make this years Marie McQuiddy Daley Memorial Softball Tournament a huge success. A special thanks to all the teams that participated, the scorekeepers, and to our sponsors: Carrigan Motors, Boyce Construction, Little & Sons Electric, Multiple Concrete, Morgan Valley Metals, Woodscape, Ace Fab & Welding, Errol Nelson, Farmer’s Insurance, Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn, Wilkinson Construction and Morgan Valley Polaris.

 

June 16, 2011

Commencement of construction on the highly anticipated Trojan Century Center was celebrated Tuesday afternoon by members of the school district and individuals from the construction firm. Joey Skinner, president of the School Board, kicked off the ceremony by thanking all those who donated their time and money to make this project a reality. He shared his thoughts, expressing, “It’s humbling to see the type of community we live in. Everyone feels the benefit of these things for our children.”  Members of the Morgan Board of Education then broke ground on the new facility. Each grasped a golden shovel and turned the first mounds of earth to mark the beginning of this long awaited undertaking.

 

May 23, 2011

 

After a brief hiatus while the city finalized the new playground equipment and prepared for the summer events, the city is back on the trail towards a splash pad.  The city proposed a splash pad to residents last year after discussions with a number of residents in the county as well as visits to splash pads in other cities.  Morgan City is making this a community project and planning to primarily fund the construction of the splash pad with donated funds, material, and labor from local businesses and residents.  The city feels confident that they can raise the funds required.

 

May 23, 2011

The Morgan Airport is planning a fly-in at the airport for June 4.  The event will have displays of World War II vehicles including Jeeps, motorcycles, and airplanes.   It is a chance for residents to see the aircraft of World War II up close.

 

May 14, 2011

A man who can wear many hats (or in this case many uniforms), Zane Gray is finally hanging up one of them.  Over the last three years Zane has served as the Regional Commissioner for Morgan County American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), but in June he will be retiring.  AYSO serves approximately 550 of Morgan County’s finest youth soccer players, ranging from four to nineteen years of age.  These players can be seen each weekend in the spring and fall on the fields of the Morgan North Stake Bowery and Kent Smith Park in Mountain Green.  It is probably the largest athletic organization in the county, yet little has been said about the man who has lead these efforts with no remuneration for his work.

 

April 28, 2011

Though the regional Sterling Scholar competition has come and gone, we still have two scholars to recognize for their outstanding achievements in their respective areas.  Hear they are:

 

Though the regional Sterling Scholar competition has come and gone, we still have two scholars to recognize for their outstanding achievements in their respective areas.  Hear they are:

April 28, 2011

Though the regional Sterling Scholar competition has come and gone, we still have two scholars to recognize for their outstanding achievements in their respective areas.  Hear they are:

 

Though the regional Sterling Scholar competition has come and gone, we still have two scholars to recognize for their outstanding achievements in their respective areas.  Hear they are:

April 28, 2011

Last Tuesday night, the Northeastern Regional Sterling Scholar competition came to a close.  After nearly six months of preparation, 14 schools brought their best students to compete in Mathematics, Science, English, Foreign Language, Dance, Music, Social Science, Computer Technology, Business, Trade and Technical, Speech and Drama, and General.  

 

April 12, 2011

 

By Chelsea Fairbourn

TMCN Student Writer

 

 

We are now one week closer to the Northeastern region Sterling Scholar competition and the pressure is building.  First drafts of portfolios have been submitted for proofreading, mock interviews scheduled, and plans to shop for business attire made.  

For the fourteen scholars at Morgan High School, the process has been a blur, but perhaps one of the most valuable experiences of their lives thus far.  

Without further ado, it’s time to meet this week’s four Sterling Scholars:

 

By Chelsea Fairbourn

April 2, 2011

One of the questions I am often asked is, “When are all the family history centers going to close since all the information will be (or is) online.”  Each time I receive this question I shake my head a little in despair.  

 

March 26, 2011

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

 

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

March 26, 2011

As the season is about to change from winter to spring each year, newspapers from across the state meet in Saint George for the Utah Press Association’s Winter Convention.  This last weekend, March 18-19, the annual event was held and marked the association’s 117 annual convention.  As always, The Morgan County News was there to represent Morgan’s hometown newspaper.  

 

February 27, 2011

Browning has been a significant part of Morgan County since they relocated their headquarters here in 1964.  Many individuals do not know, however, the significance of the contributions of John M. Browning to Utah and United States History.  The Utah legislature is recognizing his significant contributions by designating Jan 24, 2011 as John M. Browning Day.  

 

February 26, 2011

Fifteen year old Braxton Bingham, son of Nathan and Suzanne Bingham of Morgan,  caught this rainbow trout in Soda springs, Idaho in January.

Fifteen year old Braxton Bingham, son of Nathan and Suzanne Bingham of Morgan,  caught this rainbow trout in Soda springs, Idaho in January. He won first place in a fishing tournament and the fish weighed 16.2 pounds. Nathan, a tenth grader used a gold spoon to catch this huge rainbow trout. The Idaho state record was set in 2009, and it was 20.2 pounds.

January 1, 2011

Story number nine is Rod Haslam.  When The Morgan County News did our first interview with Haslam we considered what title to give the article.  After talking about it and considering it we determined to title it “Big Hearted Haslam”.

January 1, 2011

Ashley Garfield has been one of the outstanding athletes at Morgan High School in 2010. 

Ashley Garfield has been one of the outstanding athletes at Morgan High School in 2010.  
Whether in basketball or volleyball Garfield has often been the MVP.  
Her contributions and team work have gained her significant recognition including The Wendy’s High School Heisman.  

December 31, 2010

In its third decade of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Ashley Garfield of Morgan High School as its 2010-11 Gatorade Utah Volleyball Player of the Year.

December 31, 2010

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“A Full House,” the student body play of the Morgan County High School was presented to a full house last Wednesday evening.
The Morgan Community Christmas Tree Program was a huge success last Saturday.

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“A Full House,” the student body play of the Morgan County High School was presented to a full house last Wednesday evening.
The Morgan Community Christmas Tree Program was a huge success last Saturday.
Miss Leone Compton, a student of Weber College, is home for the holidays.

December 31, 2010

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held their Christmas program combined with the swearing-in of new officers.  It all started with a spectacular meal catered to about 120 members and guests.

December 14, 2010

Two weeks ago, I discussed getting started with family history. I outlined an approach that began with starting with what you know. By writing down what you know, looking at photographs and other items and connecting with other family members substantial family information can often be complied.

Two weeks ago, I discussed getting started with family history. I outlined an approach that began with starting with what you know. By writing down what you know, looking at photographs and other items and connecting with other family members substantial family information can often be complied.

December 14, 2010

The snowy winter weather is certainly here, it’s time to ring in the holiday season with the Morgan Community Choir’s Annual Christmas Concert. 

The snowy winter weather is certainly here, it’s time to ring in the holiday season with the Morgan Community Choir’s Annual Christmas Concert.  

December 13, 2010

One of the most daunting tasks in family history can be just getting started. “Where do I begin? “ Is one of the most common questions I am asked. Like many things in family history the answer is simple, and not so simple.

One of the most daunting tasks in family history can be just getting started. “Where do I begin? “ Is one of the most common questions I am asked. Like many things in family history the answer is simple, and not so simple.

December 13, 2010

It is just after Thanksgiving and many of us are sitting at home in the after turkey stupor. If you are like me you are taking shelter indoors from the cold and enjoying time with the family. I love the holidays and the traditions handed down through the years from family. It is a great time of year to do family history.

It is just after Thanksgiving and many of us are sitting at home in the after turkey stupor. If you are like me you are taking shelter indoors from the cold and enjoying time with the family. I love the holidays and the traditions handed down through the years from family. It is a great time of year to do family history.

December 13, 2010

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Unusually Large Snow Fall Sweeps This Section - The season’s first snow storm swept through this weekend leaving about 20 inches of snow.
Misses Lula Barton and Afton Shand were weekend visitors in Salt Lake as guests of Miss Shand’s sister, Beth, at the Beehive House.

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Unusually Large Snow Fall Sweeps This Section - The season’s first snow storm swept through this weekend leaving about 20 inches of snow.
Misses Lula Barton and Afton Shand were weekend visitors in Salt Lake as guests of Miss Shand’s sister, Beth, at the Beehive House.

December 13, 2010

I recently attended an assembly at Morgan Middle School honoring veterans. I am so happy I drove up to Morgan to attend! I was moved by the program as the children performed music, sang patriotic songs and handed out homemade cards of thanks to the Veteran’s who attended.

I recently attended an assembly at Morgan Middle School honoring veterans. I am so happy I drove up to Morgan to attend! I was moved by the program as the children performed music, sang patriotic songs and handed out homemade cards of thanks to the Veteran’s who attended.

October 24, 2010

Marvin and Judy Skinner are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Their children are honoring them with a Open House Celebration, on October 29, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rock LDS Church in Morgan.  
Marvin and Judy were high school sweethearts at Soda Springs High School.  They were married October 29, 1960 and then were sealed May 7,  1967, in the Logan LDS Temple. 

Marvin and Judy Skinner are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Their children are honoring them with a Open House Celebration, on October 29, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rock LDS Church in Morgan.  

October 24, 2010

More than 60 years ago, in 1948, Reva Beck Bosone became the first woman elected to the United States Congress from Utah.

More than 60 years ago, in 1948, Reva Beck Bosone became the first woman elected to the United States Congress from Utah.

October 24, 2010

Courtney Jensen will compete tonight, Friday, October 22 against 40 other contestants for the title of Miss Utah USA. She holds the title of Miss West Jordan, where she works as a hair stylist and attends Salt Lake Community College.

October 10, 2010

Jim Montgomery is a candidate for county council district 2. District   2 runs from the Garnet Drive intersection up to the Peterson Overpass;   this includes all of Peterson up to Smith Creek and through   Enterprise, to and including the West side of Stoddard Lane.
Montgomery is running against Lyle Nelson.

Jim Montgomery is a candidate for county council district 2. District   2 runs from the Garnet Drive intersection up to the Peterson Overpass;   this includes all of Peterson up to Smith Creek and through   Enterprise, to and including the West side of Stoddard Lane.
Montgomery is running against Lyle Nelson.

October 2, 2010

At the Giant Pumpkin Weigh off at Thanksgiving point on Saturday September 25, Mountain Green resident Matt McConkie broke the state record with a massive pumpkin weighing in at 1,169 pounds. 

At the Giant Pumpkin Weigh off at Thanksgiving point on Saturday September 25, Mountain Green resident Matt McConkie broke the state record with a massive pumpkin weighing in at 1,169 pounds.  The previous state record stood at 1104 pounds.  Another Mountain Green resident, Tyler Quigley came in third with his pumpkin weighing 886 pounds.  

September 25, 2010

Kenny's Style & Barber Shop is the new 'stylin' place in town! Karen Tucker, barber for 25 years, just opened Morgan County's new barbershop. 

Kenny's Style & Barber Shop is the new 'stylin' place in town! Karen Tucker, barber for 25 years, just opened Morgan County's new barbershop.  

September 25, 2010

Amy Clark is a candidate for the County Council at Large A seat.  This is a two year seat that will replace Al Lundgren.  Clark gained an appreciation for a rural outdoor lifestyle growing up in Montana.  She attended BYU where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management and later her Master’s in Public Administration.  The Public Administration Master’s degree focuses on effective management of government services for the communities they serve.

September 25, 2010

At the special meeting of the council on Monday Don Matthews was appointed to serve the remainder of the term for District Five on the County Council.  The candidates were asked to introduce themselves and communicate their qualification.  The council then asked the applicants a number of questions.  Following is a summary of Matthews’ remarks and his answers to the questions.

September 25, 2010

Robert Kilmer is a teacher at Morgan High School.  He came to Morgan fifteen years ago to teach and to live in the beautiful rural environment that is Morgan County.  He currently teaches welding and machine tools, and is the CTE (Career Technology Education) director at Morgan High School. 

Robert Kilmer is a teacher at Morgan High School.  He came to Morgan fifteen years ago to teach and to live in the beautiful rural environment that is Morgan County.  He currently teaches welding and machine tools, and is the CTE (Career Technology Education) director at Morgan High School.  

September 25, 2010

 

2005
*Kristen Straw of Morgan was a member of a team of runners running the Wasatch Back run. Her photo was on the cover of the paper.

 

September 25, 2010

2005
* A new IHC Clinic opened in Mtn. Green, with Dr. Smith Sadiq, M.D. as the doctor.
* Laura Martha Thomas Larsen passed away June 23. 2005 at the age of 86.

2005
* A new IHC Clinic opened in Mtn. Green, with Dr. Smith Sadiq, M.D. as the doctor.
* Laura Martha Thomas Larsen passed away June 23. 2005 at the age of 86.
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* Morgala Days Royalty were 2nd Attendant Ashley Allen, Queen Melanie Haddock and 1st Attendant Kristen Call.

September 19, 2010

It was a week of fun filled events and competition at the Morgan County Fair.  Activities steadily increased throughout the week to a crescendo on Friday and Saturday.

It was a week of fun filled events and competition at the Morgan County Fair.  Activities steadily increased throughout the week to a crescendo on Friday and Saturday.

September 19, 2010

    Brenda Nelson is the current County Recorder for Morgan County.  Nelson is facing off against Kimlyn Porter for the recorder job in the Fall election.
    Nelson is a 21 year resident of Morgan County.  She grew up in Sunset and lived in Clearfield, but moved to find a great place for raise a family.  She found what she was looking for in Morgan County.

    Brenda Nelson is the current County Recorder for Morgan County.  Nelson is facing off against Kimlyn Porter for the recorder job in the Fall election.

September 19, 2010

Jeremy Barker is a candidate for the County Council at large B seat.  Barker is running against Ned Mecham.  
Barker’s mother is from France and he is a native French speaker.  His father is from Bountiful. Barker was born in Centerville, the oldest of five children,  and grew up in that area.  He graduated from Viewmont High School in 1993.  He and his wife Sharon have two children, a boy and a girl, and one on the way. 

Jeremy Barker is a candidate for the County Council at large B seat.  Barker is running against Ned Mecham.  

September 19, 2010

Lyle Nelson is a candidate for County Council District 2.  He is running against James Montgomery.  Nelson was born in Utah and has lived most of his life here.  He spent many years in Sunset, but was looking for a good environment in which to raise his children.  He found that in Morgan and has lived here for the past 21 years.  He is married, has four grown children and seven grandchildren. 

September 19, 2010

Over the years I have been doing family history I have occasionally heard someone claim they have their line traced back to Adam.  I have from a researcher hired by my grandma, a record which shows my Mecham line traced back to Adam.  Unfortunately, these claims are fantasy.

Over the years I have been doing family history I have occasionally heard someone claim they have their line traced back to Adam.  I have from a researcher hired by my grandma, a record which shows my Mecham line traced back to Adam.  Unfortunately, these claims are fantasy.

September 19, 2010

By Mike Shope, Transportation Director

September 17, 2010

Dear Editor,
The time was between 9:00 p.m. and twenty after that hour.  The date was August 19/, 2010.
I was out for a walk with my ever faithful girlfriend, that walks on all fours.

Dear Editor,
The time was between 9:00 p.m. and twenty after that hour.  The date was August 19/, 2010.
I was out for a walk with my ever faithful girlfriend, that walks on all fours.

September 14, 2010

Starting September 2nd, Morgan County Library will be changing its after-school story hour time.  Because of the new early release day for our elementary schools we will be moving our afternoon storyhour to 2:30 on Thursdays

September 5, 2010

Ned Mecham is a candidate for the County Council at Large B Seat.  He is running against Jeremy Barker.  The entire county votes for the candidates running for the at large seats.  This is the seat currently held by Council Chairman Sid Creager. 

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Ned Mecham is a candidate for the County Council at Large B Seat.  He is running against Jeremy Barker.  The entire county votes for the candidates running for the at large seats.  This is the seat currently held by Council Chairman Sid Creager.